Boston Fern

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Boston Ferns are fairly easy to grow and require little extra attention. When a person mentions a ‘fern’, the Boston Fern is the plant that comes to mind.  The leaves, called fronds have alternating leaflets of bright green.  Ferns like bright light but not direct sun.

They will burn in direct sunlight so if hanging them outside, find a nice shady spot.  If keeping them inside, make sure they are in a location where they can get a lot of bright light or they may drop their leaves.  Ferns tend to like tropical conditions so you may have to keep them misted once or twice a week to simulate humidity.  One way to tell if your location is not humid enough is to check for yellowing leaves.

Keeping the old fronds cut off at the soil line will help to promote new growth.  If your Boston Fern out grows it’s container, you can divide it. To divide, simply cut the plant and root ball in half or thirds or quarters and repot the divisions. Unless your plant was in a very large pot you should not divide more than quartering.

Size: #10 Bskt

Height: Grows 14″ to 24″ tall.

How To Grow: Hang in part sun to full shade.

Outstanding Features: Long dark green fronds that form a dramatic, tropical look.

Tips: Moderately moist soil is preferred.

Uses: Hanging Baskets

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